Our driver, Eduardo, knew this "caballero" (cowboy) who we saw as we made out way up the road to Monteverde. I shot this photo quickly through the SUV window.
Ticos, as Costa Ricans call themselves, are very happy and friendly people. Many of the locals in the larger towns speak English, but not so many of the people in the country do. My attempt to talk to the locals in my very limited Spanish made for some interesting moments! :) Our driver who took us to the airport teased me saying I sounded like, "Me Tarzan, you Jane!" Well, at least I tried!
Trying to learn a new language made me better understand the difficulty that foreigners encounter when they come to the U.S.